Intermec introduces new general duty barcode scanner family

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Intermec, Inc. has announced the SG20 family of handheld scanners featuring fast 2D imaging technology for highly responsive omnidirectional scanning. Designed to speed up the barcode scanning process in retail, healthcare and general countertop scanning applications, the SG20 scanner minimises the time and effort required to read a barcode by providing more than 50 times the motion tolerance of competitive scanners. 

"With true omnidirectional scanning of both 1D and 2D bar codes, combined with best-in-class motion tolerance, the SG20 series enables users to scan bar codes at record speed at any orientation," said David Downey, General Manager of Data Capture, Intermec. "The SG20 family further enhances Intermec's complete channel-focused handheld scanner product portfolio by delivering the highest level of productivity, device reliability and uptime for customers in scan-intensive environments."

The stylish and ergonomic design of the SG20 series sets it apart from traditional gun-shaped handheld scanners. Optimized for user comfort, the SG20 features a natural smooth grip and trigger location ideal for constant, everyday use. The SG20 also provides choice. Models are available with 1D linear or 2D high performance imagers and either Bluetooth cordless or corded connectivity. They all integrate seamlessly with point of sale systems, personal computers, healthcare information and warehouse management systems. 

Improving the checkout process
Designed to provide highly responsive and accurate scanning during the checkout process, the reliable SG20 scanner ensures all common 1D and 2D bar codes are scanned easily and consistently so customers can be served quickly.  With its ergonomic design, the SG20 is perfect for retail where user comfort and counter space is at a premium, and the large multi-color LED provides a bright visual cue to confirm a successful scan. 

High-performance scanning for healthcare applications
Whether at the admitting desk, nurses' station, patient bedside, lab or pharmacythe SG20 healthcare model minimizes the time and effort to read a bar code, improving productivity while ensuring important verification processes are completed. The disinfectant-ready housing of the SG20, when combined with a protocol of frequent disinfecting, can minimize the spread of infectious diseases while providing years of reliable scanning under these conditions.

"Intermec's SG20 barcode scanner addresses the industry demand for sophisticated scanning technology in retail and healthcare environments," said Richa Gupta, Barcode Analyst, VDC Research Group. "This new scanner reinforces Intermec's position as a key player in the market for high performance scanners."

The 1D linear models have a list price starting at $170 USD, while the SG20 healthcare model pricing starts at $470 USD. Both are available globally through Intermec's distribution channels. The SG20 healthcare models will also be on display in the Intermec booth #12852 at the HIMSS Healthcare Show in Las Vegas, Nev. Feb. 20-24, 2012.


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